In Defense of Self-Publishing

The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree by Evelyne Fallows Recently, a reader wrote that my first novel, The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree, screamed “self-published.” The one star out of five and the rest of his review confirmed that P. from Ohio did not really enjoy reading my book. Did this comment sting? … Continue reading In Defense of Self-Publishing

And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…

A few days ago, I was browsing my local bookstore when the title and cover photo of this book got my attention. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman is the story of a charm bracelet passed down from generation to generation; a story of love, forgiveness, memory and memories. I have a charm bracelet too. … Continue reading And This Is Why Charms Are Such An Amazing Gift…

A year ago today…

The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree by Evelyne Fallows My first novel was published, so Happy Birthday to the Polar Bear and the Palm Tree! It's been quite a journey, thank you all who made this dream possible and supported me. Happy reading, Evelyne 

How I failed that Polar Bear

Tonight I feel angry and sad. A polar bear was killed after attacking a cruise ship guard, in Svalbard, Norway. It was an act of "self-defense", said the German cruise-ship operator in a statement. Self-defense, eh? So a bunch of tourists go to the Arctic, in the hope of seeing polar bears in their natural … Continue reading How I failed that Polar Bear

Summer in the Arctic (yes, really)

What a weird idea! said my friend Marie. Why go somewhere cold and wet in the summer? Good point (I just saw on Facebook that Marie is on a beach in France, which to me is a weird idea too) but the purpose of this trip being to see polar bears in their natural habitat, … Continue reading Summer in the Arctic (yes, really)